Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 20, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon
- Keynote Address - "FamilySearch.org: Putting the 'Family' in Family History" - Paul Nauta
FamilySearch Senior Marketing Manager
2013 will be a year of significant planned enhancements to FamilySearch.org. Throughout 2013 FamilySearch.org visitors will be offered new, engaging experiences that will appeal to more members of the family with diverse interests. Learning and sharing stories about family, past and present, creates bonding family moments that bring us closer. These experiences will connect family members in the present with the past while creating a legacy for the future.
By the time of this presentation, FamilySearch.org will have some incredible new features added that will enrich user experiences. We'll look at the latest experiences such as the Family Tree, Photos and Stories, Temple Opportunities List, Interactive Fan Chart, Getting Started Tree Wizard, and Live Help. We'll also explore turning hearts without technology, the Oral History Center, and a different family history leader.
- “Archives.com: A Simple Tool for Online Genealogy Research" - Craig Bullough
- "Using the FamilySearch Family Tree" - Boyd Willden
- "Setting a Vision for Temple and Family History Work" - Devin Ashby
- "Gothic Handwriting" - Barbara Bell
- "Italian Research: Basics and More" - Ruth Merriman
- "Enjoying the FamilySearch Family Tree" - Boyd Willden
- "Preserving the Antique Family Photo Album" - Fran Jensen
- "Beginning Southern States Research" - Duncan Kuehn
Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:
May: Karen Clifford
American Sign Language
The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.
Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge
Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist
No registration is necessary.
The library offers a monthly workshop to assist Boy Scouts with their Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following:
1) Interview a family member about their life. The interview can be completed by telephone, e-mail or letter and the information learned must be recorded;
2) Complete a four-generation pedigree chart. Make sure this includes information about at least one ancestor who was living in 1930;
3) Complete two family group sheets (one listing your parents and your family, and another listing one of your parents and their parents and siblings); and
4) Bring a blue merit badge card (which can be obtained from the Scoutmaster.)
If these items are completed and brought to the workshop, all other requirements for the merit badge can be finished at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.
Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links